One in three premenopausal women experience urinary incontinence, according to a recent Turkish study. Researchers found urinary incontinence was more frequent among women over 35 or had three or more pregnancies, Medwire News reported. Researchers studied nearly 700 women aged 18-53 with a mean age of 35 years. Overall UI prevalence was 27.2%, and stress urinary incontinence comprised 36.7% of cases.
How Urinary Incontinence Affects Qualify of Life
Leakage once per week affected 11% of participants, while 9% experienced it several times a day or “always,” said the study. The worse the woman’s condition, the more her quality of life was impacted, researchers concluded. The 32.4% of women with urgency incontinence reported the lowest quality of life.
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“Since different types of [urinary incontinence] may reflect different pathologies and involve various risk factors, epidemiological research should also focus on the types of [urinary incontinence] in premenopausal women,” the researchers said. “These data are important in understanding the etiology, management and possible prevention of urinary incontinence in premenopausal women.”
Study Looks At Bacteria That Causes Various Forms of Urinary Incontinence
Researchers at Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine found that women diagnosed with different types of incontinence have different bacteria in their bladders. While SUI is the loss of urine during physical activity (e.g., running or sneezing), urgency means “a strong or sudden urge to urinate.” Researchers studied urine samples from patients with SUI and urgency urinary incontinence. They found both types of bacteria were easily distinguishable from one another. The study’s findings may help characterize urinary incontinence types earlier, thus providing better treatment.
“Loyola’s Urinary Research and Educational Collaboration has allowed us to identify valuable information about the existence and function of bacteria in the female lower urinary tract,” said Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, co-lead investigator and school dean. “This information may help us more effectively treat women whose incontinence symptoms persist despite appropriate evaluation and medical treatment.”
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